85 Geneva Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Geneva Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture. — Ernest Hemingway

Even in Hitler’s Germany you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town. — James Weldon Johnson

When I remember bygone days I think how evening follows morn So many I loved were not yet dead, So many I love were not yet born. — Ogden Nash

If I speak of Vienna it must be in the past tense, as a man speaks of a woman he has loved and who is dead. — Erich von Stroheim

Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or rather, things that are — Plutarch

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees. — E. Y. Harburg

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees. — Yip Harburg

Memory is not just the imprint of the past time upon us; it is the keeper of what is meaningful for our deepest hopes and fears. — Rollo May

Short Geneva Quotes

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  • A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids. — Andrew Vachss
  • What is the Geneva Convention on wars! I have never read it. — Yoweri Museveni
  • If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete, then what do others who have our soldiers say? — Charles Schumer
  • Men are like Geneva watches with crystal faces, which expose the whole movement. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • There are no European voices at Geneva, there are no European voices at START. — E. P. Thompson
  • In 1958, I was a delegate to the Atoms for Peace conference in Geneva. — Frederick Reines
  • While people brood, time skips ahead without looking back. — Alan Lightman
  • Geneva has the sleepy tidiness of a man who combs his hair while yet in his pyjamas. — Lewis Mumford
  • Is my dentist not bound by the Geneva Convention? — Gerhard Kocher
  • Setting out rules for waging war (the Geneva Convention). — Paulo Coelho

Insurance Quotes

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I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion — Kurt Hahn

When we're done with employer-based health insurance, it will have as much life in it as Jimmy Hoffa. — Jonathan Gruber

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality. — James Joyce

There is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. — John F. Kennedy

You know, a man's life is the most precious thing in the world, isn't it? So isn't it odd that a man will insure everything but his life? — Ben Feldman

Every man has problems that only life insurance can solve. In the young man’s case, the problem is to create cash; for the older man, to conserve it. — Ben Feldman

The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance, food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid. — Franklin Raines

An independent Scotland could afford pensions full stop - after all, it is our taxes and national insurance contributions that fund them now. — Nicola Sturgeon

America has the laws and the material resources it takes to insure justice for all its people. What it lacks is the heart, the humanity. — Shirley Chisholm

Money is catching up to the technological trends transforming all aspects of society and business; entertainment, insurance, health-care, gaming, leisure, retail - all commercial and social verticals are going digital - including money itself. — Max Keiser

Geneva Convention Quotes

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It is important to recognize the differences between the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism. The treatment of those detained at Abu Ghraib is governed by the Geneva Conventions, which have been signed by both the U.S. and Iraq. — John Yoo

Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva, but only recognizes that the U.S. faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions. — John Yoo

The Pentagon said that these prisoners were kept in accordance with the Geneva Convention, and of course I was not reassured by that, but I couldn't prove that that was wrong; so we're clearer about that. — Peter Singer

Nonetheless, Article 5 makes clear that if an Iraqi civilian who is not a member of the armed forces, has engaged in attacks on Coalition forces, the Geneva Convention permits the use of more coercive interrogation approaches to prevent future attacks. — John Yoo

There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner had been shot trying to escape. He had obviously been recaptured and shot, and that violated the Geneva Convention. — Charles Guggenheim

Under the Geneva Convention, for example, a POW is required only to provide name, rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating. — John Yoo

This war no longer has anything to do with knightly conduct or with the agreements of the Geneva Convention. — Wilhelm Keitel

The Geneva Convention . . . says that there will be no outrages upon human dignity. It’s very vague. What does that mean, ‘outrages upon human dignity’? — George W. Bush

Al Qaeda doesn't abide by the Geneva Conventions, so in my opinion, they should not be afforded the protections of them. — Brad Thor

There's a War Crimes Act in the United States passed by a Republican Congress in 1996, which says that grave breaches of the Geneva Convention are subject to the death penalty. And that doesn't mean the soldier that committed them - that means the commanders. — Noam Chomsky

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More Geneva Quotes

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I believe international work is a heavy task, but that it is nevertheless indispensable to go through an apprenticeship in it, at the cost of many efforts and also of a real spirit of sacrifice: however imperfect it may be, the work of Geneva has a grandeur that deserves our support. — Marie Curie

I really enjoy sailing on Lake Geneva because I can just look at the shore and see my wife having a barbecue with the kids. — Ernesto Bertarelli

I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe. — Francois Gautier

Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva. — Ernest Hollings

The World Health Organisation has a lot of its medical experts sitting in Geneva while hospitals in Africa have no drugs and desperate patients are forced to seek medication on the black market. — Pauline Hanson

Many argue that Christianity is "different" from other religions - that it is primarily about love of one's fellow man. The Crusades, The Inquisition, Calvin's Geneva all prove that this is not the case. These events were pre-eminently about obedience to authority. — Andrew Bernstein

At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement concerning the preliminaries for Genoa, and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas. — Hjalmar Branting

Ada came from Lwów. She was a very good looking girl who was studying mathematics at the University of Geneva. For a few years I had an off-and-on romance with her. — Stanislaw Ulam

Saying that I am talking out of both sides of my mouth just proves my very point. Politicians would bypass real social issues by referring to my grandfather, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood, or to my brother, currently chairman of the Islamic Centre in Geneva. — Tariq Ramadan

It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists. — John Yoo

Finally, in 1954 [Ho Chi Minh] agreed to the Geneva Agreement, which divided the country temporarily into two zones, in the hope that national elections might unify the country under his leadership. — William J. Duiker

I love Switzerland. It's so clean and cool. We don't get much snow where I live so I get real excited in Lausanne and Geneva. I'd like to buy a house there when I'm older and settle down. It's all so cute that it looks like a movie set. — Michael Jackson

When I was playing junior football when I was a kid, we were the Geneva Giants, so it was kind of embedded in me to be a Giants fan. — Travie McCoy

Wise men read very sharply all your private history in your look and gait and behavior. The whole economy of nature is bent on expression. The tell-tale body is all tongues. Men are like Geneva watches with crystal faces which expose the whole movement. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I haven't decided if he deserved to eat bread made out of sticks or live in a rancid puddle, probably because I haven't made up my mind whether anyone deserves such treatment, though I suspect that the day a person gives up on the Geneva Conventions is the day a person gives up on the human race. — Sarah Vowell

We consider these settlements to be contrary to the Geneva Convention, that occupied territory should not be changed by establishment of permanent settlements by the occupying power. — Jimmy Carter

A world in which time is absolute is a world of consolation. For while the movements of people are unpredictable, the movement of time is predictable. While people can be doubted, time cannot be doubted. While people brood, time skips ahead without looking back. — Alan Lightman

Donald Trump, he didn't dismantle Eastern European missile defense. He didn't go to Geneva and press a plastic red button. He didn't make fun of Romney for saying Russia was an existential enemy. He didn't have a hot mic exchange with a Russian President saying that he would be more flexible with the Russians after the elections. — Victor Davis Hanson

The right place for the League of Nations is not Geneva or the Hague, Ascher Ginsberg has dreamed of a Temple on Mount Zion where the representatives of all nations should dedicate a Temple of Eternal Peace. Only when all peoples of the earth shall go to THIS temple as pilgrims is eternal peace to become a fact. — Ahad Ha'am

The vote on the Peacekeeper is also a vote on Geneva. Rejecting the Peacekeeper will knock the legs out from under the negotiating table. (On importance of the MX missile) — Ronald Reagan

The spirit of International Geneva is not only a catchword. It stands for Switzerland's commitment to advance international cooperation and dialogue - and we make every effort to ensure that the dynamics of the Geneva spirit are real. — Didier Burkhalter

In 1945, peace broke out. It was the end of the Joke. Joke warfare was banned at a special session of the Geneva Convention, and in 1950 the last remaining copy of the joke was laid to rest here in the Berkshire countryside, never to be told again. — Graham Chapman

However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees in accord with the Geneva Convention, even though that is not required because of the inhumane methods used by these killers. — Bill Shuster

Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions. — John Yoo

That is because the conflict with al Qaeda is not governed by the Geneva Conventions, which applies only to international conflicts between states that have signed them. — John Yoo

Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol. — John Charles Polanyi

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